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  • Eric Aho, Vow, 2010 (detail). Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery, NYC

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  • Anthony Toney (American, 1913 - 2004), Four Corners, c. 1947 (detail). Oil on canvas. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Kahn. 1992.2


September 14 - December 10, 2021

Change has had a domino effect in the Museum this year. Deconstructing the outdated African Gallery led to a deinstallation of the Marble Court balcony, which has long featured nearly all-white New England artists and especially landscapes. Just as our Absences project uses blank spaces to envision new possibilities, the empty balcony allowed us to reconsider this longstanding tradition.

Likewise, abstract artworks make room for the imagination. What do you see? What do you interpret? What do you reimagine?

Support for this installation is provided by the Joan Kalkin Acquisitions Endowment


Francis R. Hewitt's "More A's Forever," 1964

Francis R. Hewitt, "More A's Forever," 1964

Francis R. Hewitt (American, 1936 - 1992), More A's Forever, 1964 (detail). Acrylic on canvas. Gift of Karen Hewitt. 1998.2.1

Letty Nakanarra's "Hunting Dreaming"

Letty Nakanarra's "Hunting Dreaming"

Letty Nakanarra, Hunting Dreaming (detail). Acrylic on canvas. Gift of Sanborn Partridge. 1991.84.8

Mario Castillo's "Ciclista"

Mario Castillo, "Ciclista"

Mario Castillo, Ciclista (detail). Oil on board. Museum purchase. 1971.14

Ross Neher's "Idol," 1989

Ross Neher, "Idol," 1989

Ross Neher, Idol, 1989 (detail). Oil on linen. Gift of Christian M. McGeachy 1995.2

Fitzgerald Tomkins' "Abstract," 1990

Fitzgerald Tomkins, "Abstract," 1990

Fitzgerald Tomkins, Abstract, 1990 (detail). Oil on board. Bequest of Dorothy Baxter Prior. 1991.76.26

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This exhibition is part of The Fleming Reimagined. To learn more about our institutional transformation efforts please read our priorities statement.


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